Nancy Schneider is communications manager for the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and the editor of Australian Outlook, the online publication of the AIIA. Nancy is responsible for managing the AIIA’s online presence, as well as the National Office internship program. Nancy is involved in National Office programming activities, particularly the the 2021 National Conference, and sits on several of the AIIA’s operation committees. Nancy began working for the AIIA National Office in 2020 as the Australian Outlook assistant editor before transitioning into her current position.
Between 2018 and 2020, following completion of a master’s degree, Nancy worked as a tutor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University, an academic coach for undergraduate students from non-English-speaking backgrounds enrolled in English-language universities, and an academic copyeditor. Between her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Nancy founded then managed the Events Department of a busy recreation venue in her hometown of Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Nancy graduated with honours in 2018 from the Australian National University with a Master of International Relations (Advanced). Her thesis charted the increasing political prioritisation of noncommunicable diseases in international health policy. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Spanish from the University of San Diego in California. Her research interests include US domestic politics, Latin American affairs, gender studies, and global health. She writes for Australian Outlook.